The Incas were very skilled metalworkers. They worked with copper, tin, bronze, silver, and gold which they also learned to blend together to form metal alloys which could then be made into weapons and tools.
Why were the Incas so successful?
The Incas had a centrally planned economy, perhaps the most successful ever seen. Its success was in the efficient management of labor and the administration of resources they collected as tribute. Collective labor was the base for economic productivity and for the creation of social wealth in the Inca society.
Did the Incas invent the wheel?
Although the Incas were very advanced and did in fact know about the concept of the wheel, they never developed it in practice. This was quite simply because their empire spanned the world’s second highest mountain range, where there were more straightforward methods to carry goods than using the inca wheel.
What made the Incas unique?
Although they never invented or had access to the wheel, the Incas built thousands of well-paved paths and roads along, up and over some of the highest peaks in the Andes mountain range. In fact, it’s estimated that they built more than 18,000 miles of roads across their civilization!
What race were the Incas?
The Inca Civilization
The Incas were a civilization in South America formed by ethnic Quechua people also known as Amerindians.